Barbara Boswell

Barbara Boswell

Barbara Boswell is a feminist literary scholar and associate professor of English at the University of Cape Town, where she teaches African feminist literature, South African literature and queer theory. She earned a PhD in gender and women’s studies from the University of Maryland, College Park, where she was a Fulbright scholar. Barbara is the author of Grace: A novel (2017), which won the 2018 University of Johannesburg (UJ) Debut Prize for Creative Writing.

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Inter-review: And wrote my story anyway by Barbara Boswell

Cliffordene Norton, Barbara Boswell Books and writers 2020-10-30

"I would want their curiosity to be piqued with regard to black women’s literary and political contributions to this country. It would also be lovely if black women and girls were encouraged to write their own stories."

Unmaking Grace: an interview with Barbara Boswell

Cliffordene Norton, Barbara Boswell Books and writers 2019-11-28

"I wanted to show the effects of intimate partner violence on one family, and how these effects also travel through generations if the trauma is not healed." Barbara Boswell talks to Cliffordene Norton about her book, Unmaking Grace.

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